Wednesday, April 1, 2015

riding the roller coaster

No Vince, this blog post is not about u taking me for a ride on the indoor ferris wheel in Sparks at the sporting goods store. It's about swings in my bankroll. i dont know when ill ever have my bankroll to the point where i wont have daily swings of well more than 1% of my net worth. (which at this moment is about $93). I suppose if that day ever came, thats when i could finally start to be a lot more calm and relaxed at the tables while playing.

Even if my bankroll was $20k, id probably want to either play a little higher or buyin for larger amounts, and almost every day would still be $200 or more in swings. I dont know what other type of investments people have that have so many swings of more than 1% all the time, daily, and multiple times daily.

Not only do i have multiple swings in my bankroll all the time(lost over $500 sunday nite, lost $300 mon night, and won about $800 today) , i change my mind all the time too about what i want to play. (sometimes even what city i want to live in). Read verse James 1.8 in the Bible. This could be why im not really getting anywhere in life, and only surviving day by day. as i'm telling Koala, i have a hard time deciding whether to play or not to play, and it all depending on whether im winning, losing, or how im feeling at the time.

i left my phone at the atlantis last night, and managed to find someone who called and let them know to hold it for me at the desk and found where i had it charging. so when i started the afternoon, i had to go there instead of the peppermill. Started playing $1-2 NL, bought in for $181, and eventually cashed out $706 at the time the $6-12 omaha8 game was starting up. most of the money was won on 2 big pots right near the very end and of course, ive forgot what i had, but im sure one of the hands i had was aa.

then i sat in that omaha game with the $206, and eventually had it up to $399. there were a lot of big pots in that game and it was looser than u would expect for such high stakes. by the time i quit the game, i still had over $280 of it.

so then i walked out of the room, and on the way out of the atlantis sat down on the 100 play VP machine and that machine is even more dangerous than the one at the Peppermill. (reason being the max bet is 500 credits on the quarter instead of 500 credits on the dime for a possible much bigger loss on the final hand if u martingale it). i was lucky to get dealt 892JQ all in hearts (jacks or better 9-6 game) which i held instead of drawing one for a 6x payout (doubt Benny and Cutter wouldve approved) when i had one of my much higher sized bets at stake, and i was over $300 ahead when i left the machine. i hate it when someone sits down right next to a machine im playing, but its probably a good thing since i immediately left the machine still doing well. i dont understand why some people insist on invading my space, when the exact same machine is one more space over, where we both have plenty of room.

now the next step was to go to the GSR (grand sierra) and fix a mistake they made. (and while there i found out everyone gets a free buffet on tuesdays from swiping their card). the mistake they made was in charging my bank acct when i left the hotel instead of taking it off my comp dollars which i made sure there was in note in the system letting them know to do this.

so i went and talked to the front desk and they said it was being fixed and id see it back in my bank acct in a few days. then i walked over to the poker room, and for some reason i always have most of my losing poker sessions in reno in that room. i lost over $160 in that room before leaving and getting a bus home. a bitter loss was when he calls my $58 allin with nothing but Q8 offsuit and hits the 8 on the flop to beat my AK. u would think an old man would have more sense than that.

and now im sitting at home using my $28 on Bovada, playing in the $1 rebuy and addon. only pays 5 spots, theres not many of us playing, and i now only have $22 on bovada and doubt ill make the money.

this is why having as few expenses as possible is so important. with few expenses, u can just stay home if u want to and play online without suffering nearly as many adverse effects.

34 comments:

  1. The stock market is a classic example of 1% daily swings in investment capital. Even if it's at 20,000 points, it only takes 200 points to do it no matter where it settles up at for the day.

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    1. Yeah, I laughed at that when I read it earlier.

      Can you imagine Tony investing? He would have tried to Martingale Enron on the way down.

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    2. Sir, that is a well accepted investment strategy known as cost averaging, for companies that have good long term prospects. Enron of course did not fall under that category.

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  2. As usual, when I or someone else put questions to you that are too hard for you to answer, you just ignore them. What you have written above are not answers.
    to my questions.

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    1. i explained how i change my mind all the time about whether i want to play poker or machines.

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  3. Pilates, Tony. Pilates is the answer.

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    1. i really dont understand what pilates is nor do i care unless its giving me money, i dont have time to waste at it. every second needs to be spent bringing in $15 an hour 200+ hours a month, to pay bills, survive and grow the roll.

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    2. You spend dozens of hours each week on -EV gambling. So whatever.

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    3. How does owning a dog or cat bring in money? How does having your teeth taken care of bring in money? What exactly are you doing for stretching exercises so that your back and other body parts don't hurt from long poker sessions? What are you doing to help take the edge off when you are stressed out? What jobs of quality of life do you expect to have? Why don't you answer questions put to you that have direct bearing on how good a life you will have?

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    4. Because, unfortunately, he is destined to life a shitty life and that will never change.

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    5. At least he is sleeping indoors everyday. That is a lot better than the Pool-side stays and sleeping in men's room toilet stalls as well as city parks when I first started reading our HERO

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  4. "I change my mind all the time too about what I want to play (sometimes even what city I want to live in)..." Understatement of the year Tony... :) Get settled, and stick to the poker (so you can ignore it for the 1001st time)... :) Happy Easter!

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  5. i sat in the Peppermill all day long today for a measly $22 win (new roll $8752) but i didnt play any machines. nothing but $1-2 NL and a little $4-8 omaha. id won less had i not played omaha earlier.

    i made a big check raise on the turn with 85 suited, missed the flush on the river, bet $201 allin more and he folded after calling $75 on the turn. Flop was A96. but i gave back $100plus on the final hand after briefly being up over $160.

    i had A8 hearts. guy on my immediate right id reraised a few times earlier with 88 and JJ and once he showed me 10 10 and folded. anyway he raises the button with only us blinds in, as was his usual custom so i called light. i hate reraising there and being out of position.

    flop comes 934 with 4 to the flush. i check and call $24. blank hits the turn, i plan to check raise him allin (he has $100 behind) on a small bet or see a free card and bluff the river if he checks. (good plan, right?) instead he goes allin, and i guess i should fold, but i really feel he dont want a call. i call, and he won with A9 when i missed.

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    1. Don't forget to swipe your card at the players club desk daily at The Mill when entering the store. This is the only way you can get drawing tickets for the weekly Sunday cash blitz, and other freebies. Also, look into the Sunday Mega Satellites for the $1100 buy in tourney in late May. Multiple ways to get in there for little $$$.

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  6. i wonder if the girl Kristen whose in there every night is taken. she sure looks like Britni but is 100x better at poker.

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    1. What in the fuck are you waiting for Tony? Get down on one knee and ask Kristen/Britni to marry you on the spot!

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  7. "taken"? women aren't commodities to be owned by men.

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    1. Are "Taken" and "Available" considered to be incorrect terms nowadays to describe a woman's relationship status, because if so, I need to update my vocab... (same terms I use for men if that matters)

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  8. Tony Nick has been staying active in chess tournaments. He invited me to watch the last time I seen him. Did you give up all chess?

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    1. no time and im better off investing my time where i can make money.

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    2. Time to concentrate on something else is an investment! Remember Tony, i have been where your at one to many times. I watched it cripple guys in the long because they didn't breath in between.

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    3. Time to concentrate on something else is an investment! Remember Tony, i have been where your at one to many times. I watched it cripple guys in the long because they didn't breath in between.

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    4. I also understand your point too, it is very hard to consider any time away from constantly trying survive. I guess it is something you may have to work at. Doesn't have to be chess, but i do know you enjoy playing still i am sure of it.

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    5. Pilates. Strengthens the core, but also relaxes the mind. A good mind set = better poker. Tony blows up at the table and spews money. Yoga/pilates would help. Listen to Alysia -- she's a wise lady.

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  9. would like to warn all reno residents to NEVER use the laundrymat at wells and 2nd street. i didnt notice til later, but they destroyed quite a few t shirts of mine. found a lot of holes and strange burn marks, and i ended up throwing away 4-5 of them that were just too damaged. some i still wear u can see slight damage. no idea how this happened, but never ever use that laundrymat. cant really sue for damages because the shirts werent worth anything anyway, but i might have to spend $15 or so buying some more shirts at the goodwill. most people would be more upset than me, but i never care much about holes in clothes, but this was really outrageous. i wish i could show them to u.

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    1. Check with PPP. Perhaps he can initiate a lawsuit.

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    2. You should definitely sue.those t-shirts were top quality shirts.

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    3. You should let them know which machine you used so they can get it fixed, chances are it is the drum in the dryer, there is a plastic part that wears out and then it will become unbalanced and off center to where your clothes can get stuck, torn and scorched.

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    4. how is otograff so knowledgeable about this? anyway, i wasnt the one who did the work, i paid them $18 to wash and dry, and thats why i feel id have a valid case. have u worked in a laundrymat?

      the attendent definitely didnt know what he was doing. for instance, he didnt have the $2 change on him and he called his boss to ask if it was okay to give me $2 back, becuase his boss had told him not to let people break a $20 bill.

      i thought that was quite strange. i wonder if i should tell his boss, but it sure would look odd i waited over 2 weeks

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    5. No change....He was intentionally working you for a $2 tip by handling your "dirty laundry". Old trick used by schister's and cheats.

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    6. You think, I might know because that is what went out on my dryer?

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  10. a picture of these clothes were posted on twitter. the comments section dont allow the posting of pictures.

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